On Sunday, October 20th, we went for a bicycle ride on a portion of the Allegheny River Trail.
The Allegheny River Trail is 30 miles in length. The trail runs on asphalt between Franklin and Emlenton for 27.5 miles and on an isolated section between Foxburg and Parker for 2.5 miles. It meets the Samuel Justus Recreation Trail in Franklin, crosses beneath the Sandy Creek Trail in East Sandy, and passes through two old railroad tunnels.
We completed the Samuel Justus Recreation Trail in August 2018.
We have yet to ride the Sandy Creek Trail.
As for the Allegheny River Trail, we are riding that trail in segments. In early May of this year, we completed our first segment — Emlenton to Rockland (6 miles). In mid-August of this year we completed our second segment — Franklin to Belmar (5.1 miles). In September this year we completed our third segment — Rockland to Kennerdell (6 miles). We completed our fourth segment — Belmar to Kennerdell — on Sunday’s ride (10.4 miles).
We parked at Brandon and rode north to Belmar. We turned around at Belmar and drove south, past where we parked, to Kennerdell and back to the parking lot.
This is a video that Bob took with our GoPro7 camera during our bicycle ride.
I took several still images, while bicycling the trail.
I captured a short video clip of a boat going underneath the Belmar Bridge.
Neither Bob nor I rode through the tunnel on this ride. Bob rode through this tunnel, as well as the Rockland Tunnel, in September. I rode through the Rockland Tunnel in September, not the Kennerdell Tunnel. I had no desire to ride through Kennerdell Tunnel during this ride.
We turned around at Kennerdell Tunnel and made our way back to the Brandon parking lot.
I captured a short video of the geese, in addition to the still image.
It was an enjoyable ride along the river.
• Bicycle Miles Ridden – 18.32 miles
• Total Moving Time – 2 hours 33 minutes 41 seconds
• Maximum Speed – 11.1 MPH
• Average Speed – 7.1 MPH
27.5 miles down and 2.5 miles to go on the Allegheny River Trail!